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Friday, March 25, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge Update

So today, just out of curiosity, wondering if the "challenge" was still picking up steam ... I visited the Tossing It Out blog, you know, just to see ...

I was totally blown away by the number of those participating. When I signed up I was #425. The last blog on the list is now #625. Very impressive and exciting. And they are still accepting participants.

As I mentioned in my first post about this challenge, I wanted to check out some of these interesting titles. Each listed blog is also a link to that blog, so it was easy to quickly "window shop" through a number of them. And there are some very talented writers out there. I have visited a number of these web sites, but when you have over 600 to choose from it takes a bit of time. :-)

This time while visiting each site I wanted to select blogs that I would follow for this challenge. I was hoping to select 5 to 10. At the suggestion of the challenge organizers, I was focused on finding new blogs like mine - blogs with low follower counts. Such a wonderful and simple way to support new people. In my short experience in blogging, I discovered one big advantage of following new folks. If they have a low follower count, you are better able to develop a blog relationship with them. Some of my best "blogger conversations" have occurred with folks who have 50 followers or less.

I am very much looking forward to April 1st. Let the fun begin!!


  1. hi Elaine:)

    my apologieis to you for not making my blog "easy" to follow. by that i mean having the google gizmo on the page. i've been blogging for several years now but make every attempt to remain low profile. having too many readers is difficult to manage for me but on the fleeting moment blog, i won't mind. i just don't have to look at all those faces staring at me when i do my proofreading. my other personal blogs are my retreat. thank you for stopping by and introducing yourself. it's a pleasure meeting you.

  2. No apologies are needed. Each blog should be set up to fit the needs of the blogger ... Not the visitor. The blog, in the end, is for the blogger.

    Thank you for stopping by to visit me.

  3. A to Z is getting huge and its going to be great! Found you through Sheila's recent post @sheilascribbles.blogspot. Cant wait till Friday :)

  4. Off topic:
    I just read your post "Play by Play" and it was great! Hilarious! So descriptive. I can visualize it. I never had that many visitors at once, only my one dog and one cat together, but their interactions or repulsions to each other were similar
    p.s. My dog is now on a two-hour schedule of outside trips at night; myself, I can make do with four hours. Guess who gives in...

  5. I always admire those who knit, I never could catch on. I crochet instead. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I think this A to Z Challenge is going to help us all find new friends! I'm looking forward to it (I think!).

  6. Sheila

    My first try at knitting was a failure. That wad about 25 years ago. About 15 years ago I tried again. This time I took a 7 week class. Learned to make a Teddy bear sweater. I was hooked.

    I think the time has to be right to learn anything. Don't give up.

  7. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I am looking forward to meeting more bloggers during April and the A to Z challenge. Hope to visit again this month.

  8. I just discovered your blog through the A-Z links and I look forward to following it. Good luck with the challenge, I think it's going to be a lot of fun! :)


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